Aaron Wixson, a Marine field artillery radar operator in Oceanside, California, transitioned from female to
male in 2016. His biggest challenge was getting everybody to change the pronouns they used for him. “Some of them
said, ‘We’ve been calling you “her” for so long.’”

The Faces Behind Transgender Troops' Struggle for Acceptance

Meet some of the servicemembers at the center of one of the most controversial matters facing the U.S. military

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